“It’s a shame for all the home nations that judo is not in this year’s Commonwealth Games”: Natalie Powell on judo’s omission from Gold Coast 2018, being No.1 in the world and the future of judo

The Commonwealth Games are usually a time for happiness and excitement as it offers an excellent viewing platform for athletes that may not usually get that sort of attention. But for Natalie Powell, Gold Coast 2018 just won’t have the same attraction to her. Powell won a gold medal while competing for

“What drove me was so many people saying I couldn’t do it”: Baxter ‘The One-Armed Bandit’ Humby on fighting with a disability and winning world titles

There are many people all over the world who hold aspirations of competing in combat sports at a high level but, like all top-class sports, it is extremely difficult to reach the top. So imagine trying to become the world champion in a combat sport without the use of your right

“The way I was born was the greatest gift I’ve ever been given”: Kyle Maynard on his achievements and living with a disability

It is not often that you come across people that genuinely make you sit back and say: “Wow. That is truly amazing.” Well that was the overwhelming emotion that I experienced when I discovered Kyle Maynard. Maynard has achieved some extraordinary things in his life, ranging from winning 36 wresting matches in

“A top 12 is my aim for the Olympics”: Team GB’s Jerry Rice on skeleton, his chances in Pyeongchang and sharing a name with a NFL Hall of Famer

Despite being a country that has no ice-track of its own, Great Britain has a fabulous record in the skeleton.  Of all the countries that have  a skeleton medal to their name, Team GB has won six, with the USA being the only country to have won more with eight.  Their success

“I think the tournament opens many doors for women”: Camilla Lennarth on the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open

Women’s sport is the place to be. The 2017 Women’s Football World Cup attracted record crowds.  So did the 2017 Women’s Ashes series across all formats, with many people seeing it as a turning point in women’s cricket. Women’s golf is no exception either. Attendances at events are up and

What next for Wales?

That feeling is back again. That sinking feeling when you should have done better, but you’ve fallen at the vital point. That one is common amongst Welsh fans. Whether it be losing 3-0 to the USSR in the qualifying rounds for the 1982 World Cup, meaning they didn’t qualify on goal

NFL All-Star injured team: defence

DL - JJ Watt, Arik Armstead, Jonathan Allen The last two seasons have been tough on JJ Watt. After leading the league in sacks in 2015 and with people talking about him possibly being the greatest pass rusher of all time, he had back surgery in 2016 causing him to miss

NFL All-Star injured team: offense

QB - Aaron Rodgers - (backups being Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson) The 2-time MVP broke his collarbone in Week 6 against the Vikings. He hasn’t ruled out returning at the end of the season but the more likely scenario is that he is out for the rest of the season.

Ian Darke part two: Career highlights

In the second part of this interview, Ian tells us about his favourite events that he has commentated on, what piece of commentary he thinks that he is best known for and also who he thinks has been his best co-commentator over the years. Being a commentator for nearly 40 years